Finally I managed to drag my backside to a Pride show this year and it just so happened to be a belter of a show.
So thanks to Hurricane Matthew the show was altered at the last moment and we didn’t get to meet the Boogeyman, as sad as that might sound Pride once more turned it to their own advantage and delivered a great evening of entertainment.
I’m sorry its been a bit of a wait for the review but last Sunday I went to Tavistock to see Pro Wrestling Pride. A much smaller show then their big Plymouth show last month but its always worth going to a small Pride show.
Pride return to Plymouth and this time they are bringing wrestling Legend Raven and TNA Superstar Grado with them.
Also some new names joining them and the Social Society returning once more and we were in for a good time.
June 26th in Taunton was already looking like a great night what with Scotty Essex vs RVD and the Four Team Ladder Match but two more matches (well one confirmed) were announced in a evening of announcements.
(I did warn you I might do it more often… Its exciting though. Get excited.)
First up the confirmation that Eddie Ryan will be facing Big Grizzly for the title…
Honestly I don’t think Ryan is going to lose this time, I know I said it before Penzance but the guy has been having a incredible year so far and I just don’t see Grizzly being able to put him down. Grizzly has had some great bouts but as much as he knows Ryan’s limit Ryan now knows his too. Its going to be a show stopper.
Then the one remaining member of the Soul Society without a match (Keizer and Sixx are in the tag team match) Charlie Garrett has been announced as the opponent for Mr Anderson…
The Soul Society got a big win this weekend against Andrews, da Silva and Jones. Garrett also won his first match as a member of the Soul Society back in Penzance with Keizer against Johnny Kidd and Danny Jones.
Unless Anderson has someone watching his back he has potentially two guys at ringside to contend against as well as Garrett who probably is the biggest threat in the Soul Society at the moment. Keizer is a great leader and has brought a great team together a win over Anderson could really turn some heads.
That is four HUGE matches announced for this event. You can still get your tickets for it on their website…
I mean with just those two matches why wouldn’t you go?
So it has been announced. September 4th Pro Wrestling Pride will be returning to the great city of Plymouth (only great because I live here of course…) with special guest Raven.
They have moved homes from the Holiday Inn which homed both their Hurricane and Rock ‘N’ Rollas event and will now be in the Guildhall which is a fantastic venue. For most of us who grew up down here our love for wrestling as kids ended up with us going to watch wrestling in the Guildhall. In fact funny thing was on the train back from their event on Sunday Karla suddenly said that she remembers going to see the Bushwhackers in the Guildhall, a event I remember really well myself.
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Lets face it… I have now said nearly every single event they won’t be able to top it and they manage to do so. Carlito, Benjamin, Suzuki, Dragon and Kidd in Penzance. RVD and Anderson in Taunton. Scotty 2 Hotty, Hornswoggle, PJ Black, Williams and Hardcore Holly in Paignton. Now Raven and Williams in Plymouth? These guys are seriously killing it this year.
Of course all the favs will be there too and its well worth the price of the ticket just to get to see guys like Eddie Ryan, Big Grizzly, Ultimo Tiger (especially Tiger…), House of Bones, The Soul Society, The Magnums and Scotty Essex anyway. By the end of the first match you’ll have your moneys worth everything else is just a bonus.
So if you can get to Plymouth or if like me you live here, get your tickets.
The final part of my birthday weekend saw a trip to Teignmouth to see Pride. I mean no weekend is complete without going to see them and all the weekends without a Pride show kinda end up being pretty boring.
After a eventful trek to Chaos the day before it was nice to not have a three hour travel distance to go see wrestling.
With Johnny Gargano and Bram on the card it was going to be a great night.